The Yellow Bird Mine is a silver and gold mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,991 feet.
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Elevation: 5,991 Feet (1,826 Meters)
Commodity: Silver, Gold
Lat, Long: 44.09972, -103.77417
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Yellow Bird Mine MRDS details
Primary: Yellow Bird Mine
Secondary: Dexter Lode
State: South Dakota
District: Rochford District
Land ownership: National Forest
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Administrative Organization: Black Hills National Forest
Owner Name: Golden West Co.
Owner Name: Yellow Bird Mining And Milling Association
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidized Ore
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic
Comment (Production): UNOFFICIAL REPORTS OF $26,000 GOLD FROM ONE SHAFT, $10,000 GOLD FROM ANOTHER, 1938
Comment (Development): 2 UNPATENTED CLAIMS. ASSESSMENT WORK, 1954, BY MARIE HARTSELL ; ECON.COM: 50 TON FLOTATION MILL
Comment (Workings): A 150 FT SHAFT, SEVERAL SHALLOWER SHAFTS, SOME DRIFTING AND TRENCHING
Comment (Location): SW 1/4
Reference (Deposit): U. S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1954, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART I, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7688
Reference (Production): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES, 1954, BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA: PART I, BUREAU OF MINES INFORMATION CIRCULAR 7688
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